This season Diane Von Furstenberg and designer Yvan Mispelaere wanted to celebrate Americas legends, the show notes reveal, and particularly all things Wild West.
The reference was clear on wide brimmed black hats teamed with the brand's classic wrap dress in a black and white print teamed with over the knee suede boots or a simple dress in red. The inspiration was made even more apparent by the horse shoe shaped runway. A black jumpsuit with printed green lines teamed with a statement necklace and black fur jacket stood out, as did a beautiful black sequin gown.
I've always preferred Donna Karan's mainline over DKNY despite the fact that my age would indicate that I should prefer the latter. The florals the designer showed last season didn't resonate but this season she got the mix of youth and aesthetic perfectly.
Like many designers this season, Karan played with colour by clashing bright hues. A pink and red striped mohair knit came styled over a nude blouse; a toffee oversized cardigan appeared on top of a bright red mini dress and an oversized burnt copper single breasted jacket was teamed over a nude blouse under a pink, white and red dress. I know what you're thinking - colour overload - but take our word, it really did work.
That said, the black piece worked just as well for those of you that aren't fans of bright colours. Karan offered up some sleek tuxedo jackets and black skinny jeans teamed with a black biker jacket and beautiful white coat with black panels down the side. Black also appeared on sheer dresses teamed with steel toe black wedges.
Elle are a luck bunch aren't they? Last year they bagged Henry Holland to co-host their annual Style Awards and today the magazine announced that they've secured Alexa Chung again to join editor Lorraine Candy to host the event on Monday.
We couldn't think of a better candidate. After all, Chung does epitomise the ELLE girl. "It’s exciting to have Alexa back to present the ELLE Style Awards for the third time," Lorraine Candy explained. "She’s such a true ELLE girl, the woman everyone wants to be, and ever since we were the first fashion magazine to put her on the cover, in October 2008, we’ve enjoyed working with her – with two bestselling covers as a result. Her innate sense of style is an inspiration to our readers and young women internationally, which makes her the perfect choice to introduce the winners at the year’s most stylish awards ceremony."
Chung revealed that she's pleased to be back hosting the annual event. "It's an honour to have been asked once again to host the Elle Style Awards," she said. "It's a daunting prospect but will I'm sure be an incredibly fun way to celebrate Valentines day”
Patricia Field, Susanne Bartsch, and Kelly Cutrone hosted a Valentine's Day ball last week: [The Cut]
Net-a-Porter has hired Anna Dello Russo and Alexa Chung to show of their clothes: [Grazia]
Tyra Banks has allegedly enrolled at Harvard: [The Cut]
Taylor Momsen has gone from bad to this: [Daily Mail]
Jourdan Dunn still gets nervous before hitting the runway: [The Cut]